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Hasty Pudding Theatricals presents Joseph Gordon-Levitt with prestigious pudding pot

By Karen Butler   |   Feb. 6, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hasty Pudding Theatricals has presented Emmy-winning actor, director and producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt with its 2016 Man of the Year Award.

The title is bestowed upon performers who have made "lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment," Harvard University's famed acting troupe said in a press release. Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, James Franco, Neil Patrick Harris and Chris Pratt.

Gordon-Levitt, who starred in 2015's The Walk, was the focus of a Harvard Square ceremony, roast and press conference Friday.

"Perusing the impressive list of past Hasty Pudding Men of the Year, I'm simultaneously struck with intense delusions of grandeur and mild waves of humility," Gordon-Levitt, who is 34, said last month when he was announced as the winner of the award.

Scandal star Kerry Washington was previously recognized at the troupe's 2016 Woman of the Year.

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